Resilient Bridgeport lays out a comprehensive approach to protecting against climate change and storm surge and rainfall flooding that is also designed to stimulate environmental restoration, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization.
The pilot project from this plan focuses on the South End neighborhood, a low-lying peninsula exposed to sea level rise and storm surge. To better protect and connect the neighborhood, the plan seeks to elevate Singer Street, build a waterfront berm in historic Seaside Park, and establish offshore breakwaters.
The proposal also includes a South End Resilience Education and Community Center, potentially providing the area’s 12,600 residents with workforce training, a fresh food cooperative, a health care clinic, a senior center, and child care facilities. The center could provide emergency shelter for up to 1,500 people.
View the team's full proposal here
Source: Rebuild by Design